CALL FOR WORK: the April 18-26, 2009 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, an annual presentation of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center in Seattle, Washington, USA invites independent film entries of any length. Genres/subject areas: narrative, documentary, children's, youth-made movies, shorts, lesbian/gay/trans, animation, experimental.
Filmmakers do not have to be Black, but films should include a significant amount of content involving people of African descent. Films are reviewed by a jury process. Entry fee: $25 USD; please make checks payable to
"LHPAC". Please include a postage paid envelope if you want your work returned. All preview copies must be marked with your name and contact information. A $50 honorarium is paid for films accepted and screened. You will be notified by email if your film is accepted.
Deadline: January 16, 2009. Please send preview copies in NTSC format on DVD. Films originating in languages other than English must have English subtitles. Mailing address: LHAAFF, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 - 17th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98144 USA.
An entry form is available here: http://www.langstonarts.org/2009LHAAFF_EntryForm.pdf.Please visit www.langstonblackfilmfest.org or http://lhaaffbside.blogspot.com/ for more information about our event.
Three awards will be given: the $500 local filmmaker award (filmmaker resident of Washington State); the $750 Audience Award; and the $750 Jury award.